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The Benefits and Risks of Porcelain Veneers


Photo of a veneer being held up to a smileOur skilled dentists will discuss the benefits and risks of porcelain veneers with you at our Brooklyn Heights, NY, practice. Porcelain veneers can brighten and whiten your smile or conceal chips and gaps in your teeth. Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Dr. Lisa Reid will work meticulously when placing your veneers to ensure that they provide a realistic-looking fit, color, and sparkle. Veneer placement involves minimal discomfort and few risks, allowing you to comfortably enjoy a long-lasting, beautiful new smile. 

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

One of the greatest benefits of porcelain veneers is that they offer a comprehensive solution to a variety of dental issues. Veneers are an excellent option for those seeking a smile makeover because they:

  • Conceal chips, cracks, and gaps in teeth, as well as dental stains that do not respond to teeth whitening.
  • Provide "instant" orthodontics, masking misaligned teeth to create symmetry.
  • Offer durability, as they are stronger than composite resin.
  • Require only a conservative amount of healthy enamel to be removed, unlike dental crowns.
  • Involve a procedure relatively free of pain. Sometimes the tooth and surrounding area is numbed before placing the veneer, but many patients do not even require anesthesia.
  • Provide instant aesthetics, as veneers are slightly translucent and naturally sparkle.

At Brooklyn Heights Dental, our team is keenly attentive to detail. Working with our respected dental lab, we can provide veneers that are a near-perfect match to the shade of your teeth. Veneers are also long-lasting: if you brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly, you can expect to enjoy your veneers for a decade or longer.

As porcelain veneers offer an array of aesthetic benefits, the treatment can positively impact your self-esteem. With your stunning new smile, you may feel more confident in taking on new professional ventures or social activities. 

Risks of Porcelain Veneers

In contrast to their many benefits, porcelain veneers offer very few risks. This is especially true at Brooklyn Heights Dental, where we work methodically and will carefully determine your candidacy for treatment.

Veneer placement involves minimal discomfort and few risks, allowing you to comfortably enjoy a long-lasting, beautiful new smile.

Although there is no downtime after receiving veneers, patients may temporarily experience tooth sensitivity following preparation. This sensitivity typically fades between the first and third weeks after your final restorations are in place. Anti-sensitivity toothpastes and mouthwashes can help alleviate discomfort, as can eating soft foods at a moderate temperature. Veneers, like natural teeth, can also become damaged without proper care. It is important that you are devoted to maintaining good oral hygiene before receiving your veneers.

It is also important to understand that although porcelain veneers can last for many years, they will eventually need to be replaced. If you do not wish to commit to replacing veneers, you may opt for a restorative or cosmetic treatment that does not permanently alter the structure of the teeth.

Learn More about Porcelain Veneers

Contact Brooklyn Heights Dental to learn more about the risks and benefits of this popular cosmetic treatment. We care about your smile and will work with you to design the look you desire.

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